Thursday, March 27, 2008

Daily Painting Practice- Breakfast Tip

There are times when I think I should go back to doing my daily painting practice the way I did when I started. I used to set up one item, use my shadow box and paint away. I will be doing just that next Tuesday when I give a demo at the Bellevue Artists Association. Sometimes keeping it simple is a good thing...
...But on the other hand, I got bored doing just one item at a time, so I added one item to the compositions, then another and soon I was composing more and more difficult things for my daily paintings. This is getting out of control!
You know my Van Gogh obsession has gone too far when I sit at a diner eating breakfast and start arranging compositions at the table. I ask my self, "What would Vincent do?"
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Breakfast Tip
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board

I am not sure what the waitress thought or the other people that were eating, but when inspiration calls, an artist must reply. Still, I think maybe I should go back to painting an apple... just an apple....what would Vincent do?


Cara said...

Pete - I love this.

Anonymous said...

Very good work.
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